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Weston

The little village of Weston lies about 2km west of Kurri Kurri, 13km east of Cessnock, roughly the same distance south of Maitland, and 40km north-west of Newcastle. This means that Weston is right in the middle of what for many years was one of Australia"s most productive coal mining areas.

William Keene discovered coal up this way in 1856, but it took another 30 years or so before its full potential was realised and the serious and dangerous business of mining got underway.

In Kurri Kurri cemetery there's a monument to five men killed in a massive explosion at the Stanford Merthyr Mine in 1905. Kurri Kurri is surrounded by history, which is evident in the many fine colonial buildings that distinguish the region.

At Maitland, for example, more than 90 per cent of the buildings in High Street date back to the 1800s. Cessnock, too, can hold its head high in this area.

As the coal mining spread toward the upper Hunter Valley, the paddocks around Weston succumbed to the grip of the grape, and now vineyards are everywhere. Today, Weston presents a much more bucolic face to visitors who pass through on their way to see the wineries and thoroughbred horses of the picturesque Hunter Valley.

Weston: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Richmond Vale Railway Museum


The Richmond Vale Railway Museum is a volunteer non-profit organisation, formed in 1979 with the aim of preserving the Railway and Mining Heritage of J and A Brown and the Hunter Valley.

The museum is located in the old Richmond Main Colliery site, four kilometres south of Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales.

The museum runs trains on the first three Sundays of each month and each Sunday during school holidays. Other attractions include a mining museum, mining and rail exhibits outdoors, shady picnic areas, canteen, and souvenir shop.

The museum also offers mid week tours and special night time events.

Steam is the main power but can be substituted without notice with diesels (due to total fire ban days or operational issues).




262 Leggetts Drive
Richmond Vale, NSW, 2323

Located 5.2K from Weston

Go Karts Go Hunter Valley


Welcome to Go Karts Go Hunter Valley. The Hunter region's biggest, fastest and most exciting four-stroke go kart hire track with a massive 850 metre long track!
At Go Karts Go Hunter Valley they have the biggest four-stroke outdoor go kart track and the fastest four-stroke karts in the whole of the Hunter Valley region. Their Go Karts are the latest specification RIMO Go karts from Europe and they also have specially designed Junior Go Karts as well as twin seaters. This allows them to cater for people from as young as three years of age right up to 99 years of age!




202 Neath Road
Kearsley, NSW, 2325

Located 5.2K from Weston

Heddon Greta Drive In


Enjoy the latest movie releases in the outdoor ambiance of Heddon Greta Drive In.

You will need an FM car radio or a portable FM radio with reliable batteries in order to hear the sound.

If you wish to sit outside your car, remember to bring a "portable" FM radio. Bring some chairs, bean bags or blankets for your comfort if required. Remember to bring some warm clothes, as the night can get chilly at times.

The first four rows are low vehicle areas. 4WD'S, wagons or hatches with raised tail gates, vehicles with roof racks or high aerials and vehicles which staff feel may impede the viewing of others, must park from row five through to row 15.

Remember, if you enjoy the experience recommend the Heddon Greta Drive In to your friends.







Heddon Greta Drive In,
Heddon Street
Heddon Greta, NSW, 2321

Located 5.4K from Weston

Hunter Valley Zoo


Located within the Hunter's scenic and popular Wine Country, Hunter Valley Zoo has acres of both Australian and exotic animals.

Feed the animals... hand feed kangaroos, wallabies, farmyard animals and some bird species as often as you like!

Daily shows allow you to pat a wombat, cuddle up to a koala, touch a reptile and watch the monkeys and other animals being fed.

There is a wide variety of animals including; Monkeys, American Alligators, Tasmanian Devils, Kangaroos, Koalas, Dingoes, Reptiles, Birds, new animals such as the Maned Wolf, Meerkats, Fennec Foxes and more. The friendly keepers are on-hand to answer all your questions.

Hunter Valley Zoo provides free gas barbecue facilities and undercover seating, so bring the family for a picnic lunch in the fun relaxed atmosphere.

They also have animal encounters available so you can get up close with some of the animals. Call the Zoo for more information.




138 Lomas Lane
Nulkaba, NSW, 2325

Located 9.2K from Weston

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery


Cessnock Regional Art Gallery (CRAG), offers a vibrant program of changing exhibitions showcasing local arts and craft practitioners, as well as National touring exhibitions that highlight a broad range of contemporary visual arts practice.

In association with exhibitions, CRAG runs public and educational programs for school students, local community groups and tourist visiting the region. Entry to all exhibitions at CRAG are free.




16 Vincent Street
Cessnock, NSW, 2325

Located 9.8K from Weston

Weston: Events

Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival



The Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival is now in its second decade and has established itself as one of the Hunter's premier annual festivals, featuring all things 1950s - rock n roll, cars, music, fashion and dancing.

The three day program of events includes the Show and Shine vintage car display, retro market stalls, talent quests, best dressed competitions, fashion parades, Rock n Roll dancing and plenty of live entertainment in the main street of Kurri and at the local clubs.

Most of the events are free with entry to the various club shows and dance events varying in price. Check out the web site for a program of events and location map.





Lang Street
Kurri Kurri, NSW, 2327

Located 2.0K from Weston

Kurri Kurri Community Festival


Kurri Kurri Community Festival gets underway in the afternoon with the movie showing at dark. They are encouraging families to have their children dress up for the occasion. Festival organisers will have food, drinks, stalls and fun things happening with entertainment starting mid afternoon performed by local schools, dance schools and martial arts exhibition.

This will be a great free family night's entertainment for the whole family with the movie sponsored by Beyond Bank. All you need to bring with you are seats and blankets to sit on.

Please Note: If it rains on the Saturday evening the movie will be shown at Kurri Kurri Workers Club.


Event Dates
2016
      22nd Oct


Lang Street
Kurri Kurri, NSW, 2327

Located 2.1K from Weston

Coal Face Pedal


Kurri Coal Face Pedal takes place in Kurri Kurri in New South Wales, to support the Rescue Helicopter Service.

There are three days of events, including the Mountain Bike Sunset Ride on Friday, and the Road Ride Coal Face Teams Road Challenge on Saturday. Sunday brings the Coal Face Pedal Mountain Bike Rides with family options of five and 10 kilometres, as well as general options of 20 kilometre, 40 kilometre, or 60 kilometre rides.

For details please contact the Westpac Rescue Helicopter on the phone number provided.




C/- Station Hotel,
Victoria Street,
Corner Coronation Street
Kurri Kurri, NSW, 2327

Located 2.7K from Weston

Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars Cessnock


Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is coming to a town near you!

Come along for a fantastic afternoon of family-friendly entertainment, with the big screen lighting up at sundown.

For further details please visit the web site or their facebook page.




Turner Park
Cessnock, NSW, 2325

Located 9.3K from Weston

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